Spoleto, Perugia

Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2016

Ming L
9.5

From the wine list of an Italian restaurant I wanted to go for a long time, I was thinking about the Quitarelli Valpolicella 2010, but settled on this. And the Somm recommended 16’ over the 12’.

A real beauty. The brightness and elegance from Sangiovese, the heartiness of Montepulciano, and the power and grip of Sangratino all seamlessly blend together.

Very happy with the selection. Extra point for pairing well with a wide range of dishes.
— a month ago

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Ming L

Ming L

I would be fine with either vintage.
Severn Goodwin

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I'm just saying, the list could have been out of date? But I agree, either would have been cool with me.
Ming L

Ming L

I do think they had the 12’. They even have the Soldera Pegasos, which only 1 vintage was made. If money is no subject, that would be my pick.

Arnaldo-Caprai

Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco 2015

Cherry plum coming in hot. Dense and full bodied, wet earth and sweet pipe tobacco, hint of clove and fennel frond. Years of life ahead. Grippy tannins that beg for a steak. — a month ago

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Paolo Bea

Pagliaro Secco Montefalco Sagrantino 2012

Initially served to me double-blind from a decanter. In the glass, the wine appeared a deep ruby/purple color with a near opaque core. There was significant sediment but other than that, there were no other potential indications of age since the color was so ruddy. There was moderate staining and viscosity was medium+/high. The nose was fascinating: bright, powerful ripe cherries, plums, dark chocolate, old leather-bound books, earth, anise, exotic spices and tobacco. The leather, color and sediment had me leaning pretty hard towards a Right Bank Bordeaux from an excellent producer, showing 15-20 age. But I wasn’t yet convinced and then, the palate told a different story. It was fresh and full-bodied. Absolutely packed with fruit and spices. It was bone dry with monumental tannin and acid was easily in the medium+ category. The wine was impeccably balance with elevated alcohol and a forever finish. I was now leaning Italy but where? This was not from Piemonte and I couldn’t think of a wine in Tuscany that would be made quite like this. I was stumped…all I knew is that I was in love whatever this was. Then my buddy said it wasn’t fair because the wine wasn’t technically testable…so he revealed the bottle. Of course it’s “Pagliaro” from Paolo Bea. Swoon! This wine has so 👏🏽 much 👏🏽 soul 👏🏽. My first time enjoying the 2012 in many years and this is in a beautiful spot. A wow wine that will continue to deliver well last 2032. Paired with Morgan Ranch Wagyu burgers and bolognese. Bottle No. 3512/9971. Merry Christmas! — a month ago

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Ely Cohn

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Funny I thought you had pulled this based on our discussion earlier…Paolo glitch in the matrix 😉
Jay Kline

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@Ely Cohn nah man…the Arboreus is getting opened tomorrow 😊

Arnaldo-Caprai

Grecante Colli Martani Grechetto 2020

Lemony and mellons. Wen well with mushroom pasta with white truffles butter. — 2 months ago

Antonelli San Marco

Spoletino Trebbiano 2021

Had this wine at a wine tasting in enoteca Vera, lovely slate flavors with a surprisingly flowery taste. Excellent wine at a good price. — 2 months ago

Paolo Bea

Cerrete Sagrantino di Montefalco 2007

2007. Bottle 794 of 3,933. Followed up the 2007 Pagliaro after a quick decant. Sweeter, darker cherry flavors. Pure fruit in restrained oak. No funk… Tannins were very present, but smooth, and not as drying as the Pagliaro. No hint of the high abv. Like a combo of Pinot Noir and Grenache, which I love! — a month ago

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Lungarotti

Riserva Vigna Monticchio Torgiano Rubesco Sangiovese Blend 2010

Vintage 2010 | Powerfull Sangiovese / former notes apply, even after 12 years this wine has a little stubborness that I like. Much character. — a month ago

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Fongoli

Rossofongoli Umbria Rosso Vino Biologico Sangiovese Blend 2020

Another outstanding bottle from Fongoli! Umbrian red, 60% Sangiovese 40% Montepulciano. Funky and delightful. — a month ago

Tabarrini

Colle Alle Macche Sagrantino 2015

Fine wine from one of the Sagrantino masters. — 2 months ago

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